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Four Ways to Make Your Backyard More Private

When relaxing in your backyard after a long day, the last thing you want to look at is your neighbor’s messy back porch or unkept lawn. Your backyard should allow you to unwind without feeling like you’re sharing your space with the whole neighborhood. When it comes to increasing the privacy of your backyard, there’s several options that can improve the aesthetics and security of your space, and though some may be more secure than others, it’s ultimately up to you to choose what’s best for your lifestyle. Here are four ways to make your backyard more private:

  • Walls: Having solid walls surrounding your space is the best way to increase your privacy. Through building solid walls may be expensive or constricting, adding cascading plants, stylish arbors, or aesthetic gating can help your walls feel more open and airy. Though this is a great option for serious security, your walls will most likely require some work to soften the hardscape.
  • Landscaping: Evergreen hedges, bamboo, or a vertical garden can all serve as a natural privacy fence for your backyard. Though these living fences will make your space more natural and inviting, they’re not the best way to secure your yard and will most likely require some form of fencing to keep your pets and kids inside.
  • Lattice: Lattice screens are a great versatile way to add some privacy to your space. This easy-to-install element is available in a large variety of designs, colors, and materials, all of which can help make your yard a bit more private, especially if you allow a variety of vines and shrubs to grow throughout your lattice. Though this is a great way to add more natural landscaping to your backyard, lattice is not a very secure option and will most likely require a fence to serve as the boundary or security for your home.
  • Fencing: The best and most practical way to increase the privacy in your backyard is to install a strong, durable fence. Thankfully, at Secure Fence and Rail we offer a large range of fencing options so that you can find the material and design that best suits your lifestyle and needs. For the most privacy, a wooden or vinyl fence is a perfect choice, though any fencing will allow for increased security. If you’re concerned about a more natural look, any fencing looks great with beautiful landscaping to compliment it.

As your Melbourne fence contractor, we know that installing a fence is the best way to increase the privacy and security of your space, while still allowing you choices for design and aesthetics. To learn more about your options for a more private backyard, give us a call today!